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Rebecca (Becky) Ojserkis is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Rebecca’s practice has focused on employment discrimination and harassment, sexual violence, and other public interest matters. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Rebecca has represented clients including:

  • Low-wage workers who have suffered violent racial harassment
  • Survivors of sexual harassment and assault in employment and other contexts
  • A person seeking clemency from incarceration
  • A Big Tech employee who was demoted based on race
  • Women of color who experienced pregnancy, sex, and race discrimination in the legal field
  • Workers who were systemically underpaid because of their gender
  • A health care worker and employees across other industries who were fired for blowing the whistle on unlawful and unsafe practices

Rebecca received her law degree from Yale Law School and her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Amherst College. While at Yale Law, Rebecca served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and engaged in litigation and advocacy as a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, the Reproductive Rights & Justice Project, and the Liman Project. During her time with the Veterans Legal Services Clinic, Rebecca argued a hostile educational environment case against West Point administrators that made headlines at the Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Rebecca worked in post-traumatic stress and anxiety clinical research and care at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A member of the Maryland and New York bars, Rebecca has co-authored articles that have appeared in Bloomberg Law and Law360. She has published in clinical psychology journals and presented at social and clinical psychology conferences on empirical research topics ranging from stereotyping to trauma.

Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Rebecca completed clerkships for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Following her clerkships, Rebecca worked at the ACLU, where she gained substantial experience litigating challenges to the Trump administration’s education and immigration detention policies and to corporations’ discriminatory employment practices.

When Rebecca is not lawyering, she enjoys cooking and exploring the DMV.

    Education

    • J.D., Yale Law School
    • B.A., Amherst College

    Clinics

    • Veterans Legal Services Clinic
    • Reproductive Rights and Justice Project

    Clerkships

    • Honorable Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • Honorable Sidney H. Stein, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland, 2021
    • New York, 2018

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    Support and sensitivity.

    "You probably hear this all the time but thank you so much, this is indeed closure. I appreciate very much the results (which is more than I expected) but more the support and sensitivity Rebecca, NicoleJeremy and your firm have shown." 
    – Former Client

    Kraft Heinz Lawsuit

    Case Description Case Type: Race Discrimination Companies: Kraft Heinz Foods Company Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a $30 million civil action in the Eastern District of California against Kraft Heinz Foods Company on behalf of former employees Alex Horn, Lance Aytman, and Keith Hooker.

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    Rebecca Ojserkis

    Associate